Why has it taken this long for the marriage of tequila and cinnamon to come together in a bottle? It's a wonderful thing and Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila is perfect for those with a love of both.
Peligroso's tequila was released in March 2013 and is their first step into adding flavor to their 100% Weber blue agave tequilas. This one is made with natural cinnamon extracts and "a blend of secret ingredients." The flavor is slightly spicy, has a nice balance of agave and warming cinnamon, and is a delight to sip straight and mix into cocktails.
It should be said that, while this is the first cinnamon-flavored tequila, McCormick Distilling did at one time produce Hot Rose, which was a cinnamon and tequila cream liqueur. That was like a cinnamon Tequila Rose, but what Peligroso has done if far superior. The cream is not needed and actually ruins the agave-cinnamon combination.
Drinking Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila
There are many new possibilities when it comes to mixing this tequila. Try it straight or chilled as either a sipper or a shot. You may also use it to replace the cinnamon schnapps of a Toastie shooter because it is almost too good alongside amaretto.
In cocktails, you could mix this into a Tamarind Margarita, Apple Margarita, Irish Cactus, or even a Paloma. Try a spiked passion fruit horchata, which was made specifically for Peligroso Cinnamon. This drink mixes the tequila with horchata and passion fruit for an amazing array of flavors.
More About Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila
- Cinnamon-flavored 100% Weber blue agave tequila
- Released: March 2013
- 42% alc/volume (84 proof)